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‘Masters of the Universe’ Gets Release Date, Starts Search for Director

Sony will release the ”He-Man“ reboot in December 2019, but it will not be directed by McG

“Charlie’s Angels” and “Terminator: Salvation” director McG will not direct Sony’s upcoming adaptation of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” TheWrap has learned.

McG has left the project after circling around it since early last year. Longtime DC Films writer David S. Goyer (“Batman v. Superman,” The “Dark Knight” Trilogy) is still attached to pen the script.

Sony has begun the search to replace McG in the director’s chair and has set “Masters of the Universe” to be released on December 18, 2019. It’s a release slot that Disney has recently filled with “Star Wars” movies, but will leave open in 2019 for Sony to move into after “Star Wars Episode IX” was announced earlier this week for a Memorial Day weekend release that year.

The “He-Man” franchise began as a successful toy line from Mattel and was turned into a cult hit kids’ TV series in 1983. Four years later, the series was turned into a live-action film starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as his nemesis, Skeletor.